Campo di Magnacosta 2015

This was another year of cool weather in the Val d’Orcia, and from the deep soils of this parcel of cabernet franc, the wines of Magnacosta are deep and straightforward, with a light, airy character. Campo di Magnacosta is always a complex, relatively light-colored wine, but in 2015 it is especially fresh and ripe.

Vineyard age: 23 years

Vineyard area: 1.5 hectares

Vineyard density: 10,000 vines/Ha

Vineyard altitude: 450 m asl

Yield per hectare: 25 Hl/Ha

Fertilization: Sheep manure

Spraying: Clay, propolis, grapefruit seed extract

Vinification: Fermentation in steel vats for 12 days

Aging: 8 months in new French oak barrels; 11 months in cement tanks

Bottling: Waning moon June 2017

Production: 2,500 bottles

REVIEWS

Monica Larner, The Wine Advocate, 93 points: “The 2015 Campo di Magnacosta is more subdued in terms of its aromatic intensity compared to the other two wines in this series of single-vineyard Cabernet Francs. The wine shows an elegant finish that is measured more in terms of length and persistence than power and bulk. There is grace here and you taste it in the subtle way those black fruit flavors are folded within darker tones of spice, tar and cured leather. The texture is already silky to touch, and I would image that it will become even more so with time.”

Bruce Sanderson, Wine Spectator, 95 points: “A dense profile emerges as this red goes from cherry and black current fruit to iron, cedar, earth and spicy oak flavors. Muscular tannins guard the lingering, persistent finish. Youthful and exuberant. Cabernet Franc. Best from 2021 through 2033.”

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